George Nijaradze and Richard Dixon Awarded the Presidential Order of Excellence

23-Dec-2011 President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili awarded the Georgian Rugby Union President George Nijaradze and former Georgia National Rugby Coach Richie Dixon (also involved in a development and consultancy role with the Georgian Rugby Union) with the Honorary Orders of Excellence for outstanding achievements in development of sport.
The orders had also been granted to the President of Georgian Basketball Union Besik Liparteliani and the Head Coach of national basketball team of Georgia Igor Kokoshkov.

“I would like to thank you all for your long-term activity, which finally yielded its results this year and showed how dramatically Georgia progressed both in rugby and basketball. Sport is a crucial part of the mainstream process, which will transform Georgia into a top level country”, – said President MIkheil Saakashvili at the ceremony held in Kvareli, Kakheti Region.

While talking to Richard Dixon, the President of Georgia said: “We plan to promote and further develop Georgian rugby by means of new governmental support programs”.
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